I received this note from one of my second year Daisies a few years back. She’s still in our troop, and I hope she stays in it all of the way through to Ambassadors. Read more »
I know it might sound like this is just grousing (and it probably is), but I’m a little disappointed with the starter kits offered by GSUSA. They include a vest or sash, a Girls Guide to Scouting, a girls’ journey book, the USA flag patch, a WAGGGS pin, a membership pin, the insignia tab, and a drawstring bag, all for $25.35. You get the drawstring bag for free ($12 value). Read more »
I know this might be kind of random, but I think it’s kind of neat, and it might fit in with a badge or journey somewhere. I’m just starting the Junior level in the fall, so I’m not familiar with the older girls’ badges.
This page shows hourly updates about wind speeds across the United States based on data from the National Digital Forecast Database: http://hint.fm/wind/ How cool is that? If you don’t think it’s cool, well then…. Just realize it doesn’t take much to entertain me.
I haven’t updated the site in quite some time due to issues still stemming from the sinus surgery (I think. Who knows at this point). But dang the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
I haven’t had the chance to recap our Chattanooga trip due to some mega sinus issues that ended in surgery, but I’ve had some asking about our schedule. First of all, I highly recommend a trip to Chattanooga with your troop if it’s within a decent driving time. The girls AND the adults all loved it. Detailed recap later! Without extreme pain, sinus pressure, and dizziness – hopefully! And thanks again to Co-Leader Beth aka Julie the Cruise Director! Read more »
After our delegate meeting a few weeks back, I spoke with a board member on the way out. Board members help bring in the money for Girl Scout councils to put it simply. I asked about that aspect, and she said that she has to get across to whatever company or organization about how much of an impact Girl Scouts has in this world by creating leaders, women of distinction, etc. (I’m paraphrasing a lot, but you get the picture). So after we finish speaking, I start thinking about this on the way home. How do you get across to people what kind of impact Girl Scouts has in girls’ and women’s lives? Read more »
Last year, a fellow Girl Scout leader friend of mine was diagnosed with throat and lymph node cancer. While she was undergoing chemo and radiation, she asked for her friends to make “harlem shake” videos for her when she finished her treatment. If you don’t know what a Harlem Shake video is, it was a brief but widely popular internet meme. Here’s Wikipedia’s definition. Read more »